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Crown-of-thorns seastar

Acanthaster planci

(Image credit: Mathieu Juncker)

Disc-shaped, multi-armed, heavily spined starfish. Pale brown to grey green upper surface, deep red tips to very sharp spines.

Length: Diameter up to 60 cm


Coral reef communities; 0-65 m depth

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In WA log this species Ningaloo and south

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Number of sightings 4

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